Last week, after 30 days of investigations about a very suspicious project, I published an open letter to Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler.
He replied over the weekend (read the comments), after the project succeeded, only to confirm most of my doubts. Here are my reply and comments.
Read also: “Kickstarter failed us” from Raphaël de Courville.
You guys are really hard to reach!
I’ve been trying to get in touch for over a month, but didn’t get any significant feedback until now, so I read your letter with great attention.
Let’s be clear: Holus has been advertising a “revolutionary 3D holographic experience” what is basically a “2D display reflected on a piece of glass“.
As you confirmed, they used:
– misleading use of the words “3D” and “holographic” (the fact that other companies also did it, is not a valid excuse, imho).
– prohibited CGI (silently replaced after 75% of the backers were fooled, and already pledged $220.000 CAD ).
H+ clearly broke your rules, but still, their project succeeded.
What is the point of having rules, if these are not enforced ? Read more →